Category Archives: Writing

The Importance of Time Away as You Revise

As I’ve been working on revisions, I’ve noticed that 30 pages a day works well for me. It’s usually 4 hours of actual time at the computer making changes. Which may not sound like a lot, but that’s just the … Continue reading

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I'm Back!

  It’s been almost 5 weeks since my last post or my last visit to blogs. *Big wave* I can’t tell you how much it helped to remove the blogging writing and reading and downsize the social media. It’s the … Continue reading

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Holiday Blog Hiatus

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving. Mine was filled with silly moments including how many Eugenes are in my family (we’re Italian on Mom’s side) and Grandma H announcing my father only had 10 years left to live. The … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Sequel

The first draft felt pretty good. The second draft was something I survived. The beta comments told me I had a long way to go in revising the sequel to The Six Train to Wisconsin. As I struggle through my … Continue reading

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What You Didn’t Know Can Hurt You

Six Train’s sequel is decimating me. What I thought was a good second draft isn’t. And I’m trying to balance my vision for the story against my betas’ comments. I’ve run the emotional gamut from let’s burn this entire manuscript … Continue reading

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Celebrating Connecticut and TGWIG Contest Deadline Looms

Hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th! This week I’m guest blogging over on Reading Away The Days and representing for Connecticut in the Virtual US Road Trip blog tour. My post will be up July 7th. You can check … Continue reading

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Highlights from the NESCBWI Conference + PreOrders for TGWIG + T. B. Markinson’s Book Giveaways +

I tweeted and Facebooked my way through the NESCBWI conference, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite takeaways here too. This is one of the best conferences I’ve been to. On par with all the national ones and … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Here’s the cover of #TGWIG, my YA time-travel murder mystery! In The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts, prep school junior Kat Preston accidentally time travels to 1886 Connecticut, where she must share a body with a rebellious Victorian lady, prevent a … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Finds a New Publisher!

So after everything that happened last year, The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts has a new publisher! It’s a small press called Beckett Publishing Group. They will be publishing The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts in August 2015! It’s the first manuscript … Continue reading

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Thanks for Making 2014 Bloggarific!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 28,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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